Eagle Scholar Newsletter Volume 9 | Issue 1
Welcome to a new year in Honors!
A Message from the Director:
Dear Students, Alumni, and Friends of the Honors College:
Welcome to a new year at Auburn University! The start of the fall semester is always one of my favorite times of the year. It is a time of anticipation, excitement, and dreams for the future. This year is no different, even if some elements of university life may be new for us.
To be sure, our new reality presents interesting challenges. We may have to work a little harder to recognize the face of a friend when they are wearing a mask. We may have to step out of our comfort zone to build meaningful connections with classmates and colleagues. We may have to stretch our imaginations in new ways to conduct our research. We may have to lean on technology to conduct the service work we would prefer to offer in person.
Yet, we are Auburn University! We know how to seek, stretch, innovate, and imagine.
Every challenge offers an opportunity to grow and learn. If we remain open to the possibility that new approaches may yield unforeseen rewards, we can emerge from this time of uncertainties even stronger than we were before. I know that we will work together to make the 2020-2021 academic year one whose triumphs rival, if not outweigh, its challenges. Our Honors College team stands prepared to help our students reach that goal.
I wish you a wonderful and healthy start to the semester. If I can ever be of service, please never hesitate to contact me via email or by phone (334-844-5860). I hope that you will also follow me on Instagram @auhonorsdir
Honor Your Dreams and WAR EAGLE!
To celebrate the start of Fall semester and officially meet your advisor, you are cordially invited to the Honors Huddle: Zoom Show & Tell Event on August 20th at 3:30 pm using this link: https://auburn.zoom.us/j/93119054290. This will be a time designed for you to connect with your advisor and for us to meet you in a fun interactive way. You’ll want to bring something to the Zoom event for show & tell. It could be anything—a pet, photo, plant, picture, or even another person. We are so eager to help guide you along your Auburn experience and look forward to connecting soon!
Do you have what it takes to win Honors Trivia? This month’s online trivia game will feature questions about: superheroes, animals, slogans, food, music, and Disney! Use Zoom ID:
NPS Here to Help You!
Interested in nationally competitive scholarships? The National Prestigious Scholarship Program is here to help you through the application process, be it Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, Truman. Our research and scholarship coordinator Alex Sauer wants to help you find the perfect scholarship fit. Learn more below and be sure to fill our our intake form so we can better match your skills to available scholarships.
The Office of Inclusion and Diversity is seeking faculty, A&P, staff, and students who are interested in becoming part of an initiative focused on evaluating and pursuing action items aimed at improving the campus climate for the Auburn LGBTQ+ community. Interested individuals will be leaders or members of four distinct Action Committees, each committee focusing on different aspect of the Auburn experience. The committees will evaluate questions based off the Campus Pride Index (CPI) in the unique context of Auburn University. CPI has been the premier LGBTQ+ national benchmarking tool for colleges and universities to create a safer, more inclusive campus community since 2007.
These Action Committees will be led by an undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member, and A&P member. They will also consist of committee members who can provide their unique viewpoint and expertise to aid in the decision-making process. Each of these Action Committees will be responsible for engaging campus partners, conducting focus groups, and pursuing action items for a more inclusive campus at Auburn University.
If you are interested in becoming a leader or member of these committees, please fill out the interest form at https://aub.ie/campuspride. To nominate someone for the committees, please send their name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for interest forms is August 28, 2020.
For more information or questions, please email email@example.com.
Miller Writing Center Offering Hyflex WOW Wednesdays
The Miller Writing Center will offer all of their WOW Wednesdays in hyflex format—with up to 10 participants being able to attend in-person and others being able to join the event online. “Working on Writing” or “WoW” is a series of interactive workshops held on most Wednesdays. These workshops tackle both big picture and sentence-level writing concerns to help participants strengthen their writing skills, no matter their discipline or experience level. View the entire schedule and registration information here.
Research Opportunity in the biological sciences:
AHEC Scholars Program
This two year program is designed to support post-secondary, health professions students (both undergraduate and graduate) currently enrolled in a 2-year or longer degree or certification program (pharmacy, nursing, healthcare administration, social work, Dietetics, physician assistants, etc.). Students will have the opportunity to expand their resume, as well as, earn a stipend of $500 each year for successful completion of the program. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 1.
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